Not that we have no other choice for a dish, but mung beans soup has captured the hearts of my family especially my eldest son, (not to forget) my 78 years old father. I usually cooked the beans with veggies, meat (pork, beef or chicken), fresh or dried fish or just plain.
Mung beans, also called Pinyin in Chinese and Maash in Hebrew are legumes that originate in China some 2000 years ago. These beans are popular in Asia.
Just like the other legumes, mung beans are healthy. They are rich in proteins, lecithin and zinc. The alphabets of vitamins – A, B, C, D, E, K, folic acid, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorous, magnesium are in the beans too. .
These almost sodium-free beans not only help lower blood cholesterol levels, the Phytoestrogens in them also fight skin aging. Hmm, does this answers why I look younger than my age?
Oh, it’s lunch time – mung beans soup again? Yep, but there’s another dish on the sidelines.